This workshop is designed to meet the requirements of KRS 210.36 for social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, and marriage and family therapists. Materials covered in this workshop are adopted from The Assessment and Management of Suicidality (2006) byM. David Rudd, which is a resource guide for clinicians who wish to learn the skills needed to assess,manage, and treat clients at risk for suicidal behavior. This guide covers key components for mitigating suicide risk, and it remains a leading resource for training new and experienced clinicians.

Through this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to screen for self-harm behavior and suicide risk.
  • Recognize a systemic perspective of suicide that highlights the role of family members, friends, and treatment providers.
  • Understand their scope of practice for suicide and know where to refer individuals beyond their scope of practice.

Course Content

    1. Introduction: A Message from the Instructor

    1. Video Lecture

    2. Recognizing Biases

    3. Recognizing Biases Worksheet

    4. Recognizing Biases Worksheet Review

    1. Video Lecture

    2. Case Study & Theory Application

    3. Questions to Consider

    1. Video Lecture

    2. One-Minute Mindfulness Exercises

    3. Breathing Exercise

    1. Video Lecture

    2. Suicide Assessment Template

    3. Case Study - Thomas

    4. Case Study - Oliver

    5. Case Study Review

    1. Video Lecture

    2. Case Study Follow-up: Thomas

    3. Question to Consider

    4. Case Study Follow-Up: Oliver

    5. Question to Consider

    6. Follow-up to Case Studies

About this course

  • $180.00
  • 27 lessons
  • 4 hours of video content

Meet the Presenter

Laura Frey, Ph.D, LMFT

Laura M. Frey, Ph.D, LMFT is an Associate Professor as well as Program Director of the Kent School of Social Work & Family Science’s Couple and Family Therapy Program at the University of Louisville. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor, with extensive experience as an assessment and referral counselor in a psychiatric facility. She served as the conference chair for the 2016 American Association of Suicidology (AAS) Annual Conference, and she previously served on AAS’s Early Career Task Force. Her research has been funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and primarily focuses on the role of family dynamics in the suicide assessment and treatment process, with an emphasis on factors that impact suicide-related disclosure, family reaction, and their impact on treatment-seeking behaviors.